Arterial Blood Gases
|Copyright © Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.|
Reasons for Test
- Injury to the artery
What to Expect
Prior to Test
Description of Test
How Long Will It Take?
Will It Hurt?
Call Your Doctor
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Bleeding or severe bruising
- Weakness, tingling, or numbness of an extremity
American Association for Respiratory Care http://www.aarc.org/
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/
The Canadian Lung Association http://www.lung.ca/
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index%5Fe.html/
American Association for Respiratory Care website. Available at: http://www.aarc.org .
Blood gases. Lab tests online website. Available at: http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/blood-gases/tab/test . Accessed December 7, 2012.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 11/2012 -
- Update Date: 11/26/2012 -
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
Copyright © EBSCO Publishing
All rights reserved.